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Suburban Fire Tactics

Suburban Fire Tactics is a forum to research, document and share the challenges and solutions encountered by firefighters and fire department administrators operating in urban interfaces.

Suburban Fire Tactics is not a be-all, cure-all conclusion the the ailements, hazards and challenges that evolve daily in our industry. Just as the science, infrastructure, tools and mentalities change, so should the tactics used to complete our fundamental mission- to save life, mitigage hazards and preserve property

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Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2015

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IRIT and RIT Assignments

I’ve got one for the group…utilizing a 2 person medic as the initial rapid intervention team. I will admit right up front, I used to do this when I was the chief of a small 2 station department about…Continue

Started by Scott Thompson Mar 27, 2013.

Company Tools 5 Replies

Inspired by another post: "What hand tools do you as an Engine Company take interior with you and why?" Post your comments. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook page…Continue

Started by Christopher Huston. Last reply by William Revis Feb 28, 2013.

Prioritizing Functions and Developing Preferred Operating Methods

Please read the link then add to the discussion.…Continue

Started by Christopher Huston Jul 19, 2012.

Suburban Challenges

What are some of the challenges you are currently facing in your suburban department?Continue

Started by Christopher Huston Jul 18, 2012.

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Comment by Erin McGruder on April 11, 2013 at 10:09am

Hey folks! Just so you know - the Suburban Fire Tactics book has been published! If you don't pick up your copy while at FDIC this year, you can order online from PennWell Publishing's website  

Comment by Christopher Huston on July 23, 2012 at 8:03am

Some technical difficulties have occurred the past 24 hours. We apologize and will make sure the issues are resolved. Thank you...

Comment by Sean Gray on July 22, 2012 at 4:19pm

Thanks for the invite. Looking forward to some good interaction. We've been working on some things down here in Georgia and we're excited to hopefully get a chance to share them at FDIC 2013.

Comment by Christopher Huston on July 22, 2012 at 4:14pm

Great to see all the new members, thanks for joining. Please engage in the conversation.

Comment by Jason Hoevelmann on July 22, 2012 at 2:23pm

Thanks for the invite and you all are doing a great job.


Comment by Christopher Huston on July 18, 2012 at 2:10pm

Thanks for joining the group. We are getting organized and looking to put out some content soon. Until then check out to see what the movement is all about.


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